Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Included in general admission.
Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
NOTE: As of January, the Nooner Tours are changing. Renamed Talk at 12, they will be offered on Wednesday and Friday.
December 6 & 8: Plains Indian Regalia
We’ll look at Plains Indian regalia, the distinctive clothing and ornaments that are a major form of visual artistic expression, and which indicate status and identity for various tribes.
December 7 & 9: Three Kings on Horseback
The Three Kings on Horseback were made in Ecuador in the 1700s and were part of a larger Christmas nativity scene. From 2014 to 2015, the figures underwent a much-needed conservation treatment. Come see them in all their splendor!
December 13 & 15: Change Is a Comin’ to the West
Let's go to the Illustrators Gallery and discuss the friendship between artists Norman Rockwell and Clyde Victor Forsythe. How did this relationship affect and change Rockwell's art?
December 14 & 16: Glory of Venice: Ave Maria
The Archangel Gabriel's words to Mary have inspired artist through the centuries. We'll look closely at the Annunciation paintings by Vittore Carpaccio and Giovanni Bellini and explore Venice's unique celebration of and identification with this subject.
December 20 & 22: Charles Burchfield: Visionary
Trees with telekinetic halos and ectoplasmic auras...the transcendental landscapes of Charles Burchfield. Check out this prolific sketcher and painter who recorded the scenes around him in a most amazing manner!
December 21 & 23: Spanish Colonial Furniture
Influenced by European Renaissance and Rococo furniture, Spanish colonists brought the romantic, graceful details of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century pieces to the cabinetmakers of Mexico. The Denver Art Museum’s collection displays intricately detailed examples of chairs and cabinets from this inspiring era.
December 27 & 29: Clothing & Class in Portraits
Due to laws prohibiting who was allowed to wear what and the cost of materials, there was a vast difference in attire among the classes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain. The story of clothing as told through portraits of the period reveals much about daily life and continues to fascinate us today.
December 28 & 30: Asian Art & Star Wars™ Costumes
Explore the connections between pieces in the Asian art collection and the costumes of the Star Wars™ films. Filmmaker George Lucas and his creative team took inspiration from art, customs, and cultures around the world, and we will focus on Asian sources—from samurai armor to Chinese robes, and beyond.